Route 66 News

UPDATED: City will try to buy Red Cedar Inn

The Red Cedar Inn restaurant in Pacific, Mo., which closed a few years ago after more than 70 years on Route 66, eventually will reopen as a visitors center and area history museum, reports KTVI-TV in St. Louis. As expected,…

Frozen custard in Tucumcari? I’m there

I found this fascinating little tidbit in the Quay County Sun about the CornerStone Deli, a fairly new restaurant on Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M. It’s in an old Pizza Hut building, and is open from 7 a.m. to 9…

‘Tucumcari Tonite’ billboards will return

After a short hiatus, the famed “Tucumari Tonite!” billboards that once graced Route 66 will be returning to Interstate 40 and U.S. 54 to publicize that eastern New Mexico town, reports the Quay County Sun. For more than a year,…

After the party …

Emily and I have been home for a couple of days since the Route 66 Festival ended in Litchfield, Ill. So I’ve had some time to reflect on our unexpected twin killings. Even when you don’t count our honors, we…

Jest for fun

The three singers are the 3 J’s, which are “Whispering Joe” Gnaidek, Johnny “Moo Moo” Miller and John Weiss, which formed five minutes before their performance of “Route 66” at the Route 66 Association of Illinois’ Hall of Fame Banquet…

“Culinary zen”

Kevin Sheedy of the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle and his wife, inspired by a recent Food Network episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” went from Wichita to Stroud, Okla. Two Route 66 restaurants — Cafe on the Route in Baxter Springs,…

A visit to Gay Parita

We travel the old alignment of Route 66 in west of Springfield, Mo., at least once a year. That stretch of the Mother Road is a joy to drive, but many of the old gas stations have fallen into ruin.…

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